Holidays in
Georgioupolis

Cretan charm and sandy shores

Expect to be charmed upon your arrival in Georgioupolis. From the eucalyptus trees that line its streets to the beautiful village square and harbour, this seaside town on Crete’s northern coast is a captivating place in which to take a break. Golden sandy beaches extend kilometres to the east and come well equipped with sunloungers and a choice of bars and restaurants. Although the town itself is compact and peaceful, Georgioupolis holidays have a buzz to them.

Sampling the atmosphere at the local tavernas and bars scattered throughout the town is highly recommended on holidays to Georgioupolis, as is embracing Cretan food and drink. You won’t tire of the village’s considerable charms, but if you do want to explore further afield, there are plenty of lakes and hiking trails close by, giving further reason still to make Georgioupolis your next escape.

Your Georgioupolis questions, answered

Georgioupolis’s main beach is a long, sandy stretch that features plenty of bars and restaurants. To the north, Kalivaki Beach is another excellent option to seek out.

‘Paximadia’ (baked wholegrain barley biscuits served with tomatoes or cheese) are a traditional Cretan food that you’ll find everywhere in Georgioupolis.

Georgioupolis is a popular destination for cyclists. There are routes for all abilities, whether you fancy a leisurely ride or a leg-sapping route full of hills.

Best things to do in Georgioupolis

Go looking for terrapins

Crete’s only freshwater lake, Lake Kournas, is just a 10-minute drive away. It’s a haven for wildlife, including terrapins, eels and various types of bird.

Explore the coastline

Take a trip to the eye-catching, stark white Agios Nikolaos chapel, which sits at the end of a long, rocky path leading out into the ocean.

Watch the world go by

The village square is at the heart of local life in Georgioupolis. Order a coffee or a raki (anise-flavoured alcoholic drink), sit back and soak up the atmosphere.